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  • Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bowe Bergdahl could move freely

    WASHINGTON – Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could mov ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • FIFA officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

    ZURICH – Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 8:12 am
  • Bill Clinton company shows complexity of family finances

    WASHINGTON – The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or asse ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

    HOUSTON – Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Cleveland, Justice Department announce police settlement

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of an independent monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Lock of Mozart’s hair to be auctioned

    LONDON – Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history.Auctioneer Sotheby’s is selling a l ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

    NEW YORK – Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to d ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program of Patriot Act

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including ...
    May 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • U.S. home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale.
    May 26, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

    CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico – A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping a ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of support

    WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq’s government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning ...
    May 26, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • Another View: China's nuke upgrades raise alarm

    After exercising restraint in its nuclear weapons program for decades, China has made the poor choice of upgrading its arsenal in a way that raises co ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Obama pays tribute to fallen service members

    ARLINGTON, Va. – President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Launching campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sande ...
    May 25, 2015 - 7:52 am
  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

    WASHINGTON – The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense ...
    May 24, 2015 - 8:54 pm
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